Sunday, December 14, 2014

Make Your Own: Christmas Hot Drink-Themed Gift Baskets


Recipe for stirrers here 


My very favorite and most appreciated gifts are foods and drinks baskets. I love them because they force me to sit down and have some luxuries I wouldn't sit down and give myself living alone and also because I'm not left with some knick knack I didn't need and now have to find a home for.



Ginger Theme


Ginger cookies 
Ginger tea
candied ginger
tea cup and saucer






Hot Cocoa Theme  


Hot cocoa cookies
add some stirrer spoons above
hot cocoa mix
mug




Coffee Theme


Cranberry pistachio biscotti
Add some of the stirrer spoons above
coffee
 tasty creamer
mug




Chai Theme


Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies
Chai tea 
pumpkin pie spice mix
cup



Don't forget the brave birdies who stay the winter!



Take the lid off a peanut butter jar and heat in microwave 30 seconds, stir, put it back in another 30 seconds, and stir, keep doing until it's runny. Now, pour it into a bowl. Mix in birdseed until it's a thick paste. Take cookie cutters and place on waxed paper atop a cookie sheet. Fill them with this birdseed/peanut butter mix (can place a straw in them to leave a hole to run ribbon and hang from trees) refrigerate until firm. 


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